Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 61 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H4'ed 6/15/19

Climate crisis drives a record 'dead zone' in the Gulf, as hundreds of dolphins die

Quicklink Submitted By   2 comments
Message Stephen Fox
Become a Fan
  (31 fans)

Dead dolphin found on Biloxi beach May 28, 2019 / Mississippi Wildlife I spotted a Dead dolphin on the beach in Biloxi, Mississippi. Over 80 dead dolphins and this is the highest number of dead dolphins that the Coast has seen ...
(Image by YouTube, Channel: Mississippi Wildlife)
  Details   DMCA

Midwest spring floods caused record Mississippi runoff into the Gulf of Mexico, not just a surge of silt-laden fresh water pushing out into the sea, but a mixture of fertilizers, chemicals like Roundup, and industrial wastes. The result: 2nd largest “dead zone” on record expanding into shrimpers and fishing areas, a dead zone still growing.

Associated Press reports, 279 dolphins have been found on Gulf beaches this spring, 3 times normal; 98% of those stranded died. Suspicion for the animals' death is focused not just on the extreme influx of fresh waster, but of lingering effects from oil spills in the Gulf, including the BP spill “contained” in 2010, but which continues to devastate the region. As of this week, 121 dolphins had been stranded along  beaches in Mississippi, 89 in Louisiana, 32 in Alabama and another 37 along the Gulf coast of Florida.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

Rate It | View Ratings

Stephen Fox Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend